Today, Microsoft announced the creation of a new Data Innovation Centre of Excellence, increased local technical talent and the addition of a new Azure Edge Zone.
The newly created Data Innovation Centre of Excellence will provide deep technical resources to help Canadian organizations harness the power of data and cloud technology to accelerate their digital transformation.
The Data Innovation Centre of Excellence, which will open in Microsoft’s new downtown Toronto headquarters, will provide critical data analytics and local engineering expertise to Canadian customers, partners and non-profits from coast to coast.
Microsoft also announced the addition of a new Azure Edge Zone in Western Canada, further increasing their significant cloud footprint in Canada, and the addition of 500 local technical jobs.
With two local data centre regions and the recently announced Azure Availability Zones, the addition of the Azure Edge Zone in Vancouver builds on Microsoft’s already extensive cloud presence in Canada.
In addition, the company also announced that Microsoft Vancouver is adding more than 500 jobs in 2021 to build leading applications in Intelligent Communications, Office, Azure, OneDrive, Web Experiences and mixed reality, growing their presence in the city to 1,700 employees and to more than 3,700 employees across Canada.
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